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Eat More, Work Out Less



I have found since reaching my goal weight of 125, that if you add more protein, work out with weights at least 3 times per week and get aerobics in (30 minutes) two to three times per week, get 6 to 8 glasses of water, and increase your calories to somewhere between 1500 and 1800 and meet your protein, fat, and carb requirements, it is easy to maintain your weight.

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If you don't increase your calories, you will continue to lose. I am actually 3 pounds under my goal weight (122). It is important to get your protein up there (80 grams of protein) per day is great. Drink plenty of fluid before, during, and after workouts.

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    I am doing exactly what you outline to maintain my goal weight. Lately though I have been seeing how much food I can "get away with" while working out 6X week, drinking water and eating super healthy most of the time. My weaknesses are 1. ice cream 2. dark beer 3. pizza, not necessarily in that order. I weigh in only once per week on the same scale at the gym at the same time of day. - by KALAJIJO
  • Yes, Sharibear2. I reached my goal weight of 125 pounds on June 7, 2013. Now, July 20, I am 121.0. I work out 6 days per week for 30 minutes each time. I make every minute count. I eat chips several times per week now and wine and chocolate on the weekends, and it is no problem. When I was losing, I stayed around 1200 calories per month and was working out sometimes up to 90 minutes. Now, it is just a quick 30 minutes, getting my water in, and eating healthy mostly but adding treats cautiously and it has worked beautifully for me. - by REDCATWHITE45
  • I weigh the same as I did 87 weeks ago! I do the same thing I did to lose although I will allow a treat now as long as I eat properly and maintain my weight! - by SLACHETKA103145
  • I, too, have found that to be a successful formula. For the first time since meeting my goal I am back on my "program" to lose. One reason is I determined that my best weight should be 3 pounds lower than my original goal, but that puts me at needing to reduce by 4 pounds at this moment. I was able to stay 3 pounds below my goal for several months, following the guidelines you posted. It works...I just need to stay away from the extra carbs and fats. Moderation is my key. - by SHARIBEAR2

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